The MedMattress Journal

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Selecting the Best Mattresses for Your Camp

A good night’s sleep is essential for everyone to have a great experience at camp. That’s why mattresses need to be dry, comfortable and bug-free when the sun goes down. However, choosing the best mattress for your camp can be challenging. What kinds of mattress cores and covers are right for your campers? Which features […]

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Mattresses and Mental Health
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Preventing Pressure Injuries in Behavioral Health Settings

Preventing Pressure Injuries in Behavioral Health Settings Even though decubitus ulcers are less common in behavioral health units than in other hospital areas, they can develop quickly in patients with mental illness. With relevant knowledge, however, clinicians can help prevent the development of pressure injuries in behavioral health settings. This article will describe risk factors […]

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Mattress Contamination & Infection Control
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Mattress Contamination & Infection Control

Patient safety concerns Healthcare facilities wipe down and disinfect all mattresses between patients to prevent the spread of infection. Because it is protected by the cover, the mattress core is not cleaned. If the integrity of the mattress cover becomes compromised, however, blood and bodily fluids may become trapped inside the core. These fluids can […]

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Therapeutic Support Surfaces In Pediatric Units
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Therapeutic Support Surfaces In Pediatric Units

Therapeutic Support Surfaces In Pediatric Units Even though pressure injuries are most common in adult care units, there is an emerging awareness that acutely ill and immobilized children are also at risk. With relevant knowledge, however, clinicians can help prevent skin breakdown in pediatric settings. This article will describe risk factors for pediatric pressure ulcers […]

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Therapeutic Support Surfaces in the Critical Care Unit

Critically-ill patients are often physiologically and hemodynamically unstable, requiring complex treatment supporting perfusion and circulation. Pressure injuries are common complications for these patients, especially for those who are hypotensive, sedated, and mechanically ventilated. This article will describe how a multifaceted strategy that includes nutritional support, frequent repositioning, and therapeutic support surfaces can protect these high-risk […]

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Bariatric Mattresses That Reduce Decubitus Ulcer Development

The prevalence of obesity has nearly doubled in the last three decades. Nurses practicing in all types of care settings require specialized strategies to care for this patient population. Obese patients have an increased risk of pressure ulcers and maintaining skin integrity is one of the biggest challenges that nurses encounter. This article examines the […]

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Therapeutic Support Surfaces in the Maternity Unit

Even though pressure sores are less common in maternity units than in other hospital areas, they can develop quickly in women during labor. For new mothers, this skin breakdown is a distressing complication. With relevant knowledge, however, clinicians can help prevent the development of pressure sores in the maternity setting. This article will describe risk […]

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decubitus ulcers
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Types of Dressings For Decubitus Ulcers

The days of plain gauze are long gone in favor of advanced materials that can absorb large amounts of drainage without the need for frequent dressing changes. Decubitus ulcer dressings provide optimal and advanced care for healing and protecting the wounds from worse conditions and infection. Some dressings can even provide thermal insulation, optimize the […]

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Utilizing Alternating Pressure Mattresses for Decubitus Ulcer Management

  Utilizing Alternating Pressure Mattresses for Decubitus Ulcer Management: Better Support Surfaces, Better Patient Outcomes Therapeutic support surfaces and patient repositioning are essential components of decubitus ulcer prevention and treatment.  One strategy to relieve pressure against the skin is the use of powered alternating pressure mattresses.  They automatically shift the patient’s body weight every few […]

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Therapeutic Support Surfaces in the OR

Therapeutic Support Surfaces in the OR: Better Support Surfaces, Better Patient Outcomes Postoperative patients face a number of challenges during recovery, including pain management, nausea, sore throat and constipation. Amongst these common complications, intraoperative pressure ulcers can develop as well. To protect patients’ skin during procedures, pressure ulcer prevention is now an important standard of […]

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Protecting Patients’ Skin with Hospital Bed Mattresses

  Protecting Patients’ Skin with Hospital Bed Mattresses: Better Support Surfaces, Better Patient Outcomes MedMattress is dedicated to providing high-quality therapeutic support surfaces and medical mattresses. The MedMattress Care Collection features foam hospital bed mattresses that were created to align with the Braden Scale and provide sleep solutions for every patient’s risk level. Our therapeutic […]

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Stretcher Pads in the Emergency Department

  Stretcher Pads in the Emergency Department: Better Support Surfaces, Better Patient Outcomes By prioritizing patient care and providing appropriate support surfaces, healthcare facilities can improve patient outcomes. The Emergency Department (ED) is the primary point of entry to the acute health care system. Unfortunately, patients too often leave the ED with painful pressure ulcers […]

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Better Support Surfaces, Better Patient Outcomes

  Better Support Surfaces, Better Patient Outcomes At MedMattress, we believe that better support surfaces produce better patient outcomes. By providing our customers with quality support surfaces designed for the needs of every patient, we can help improve the quality of healthcare. Decubitus ulcers are the leading complication in healthcare facilities across the U.S., costing […]

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How to Treat Bedsores

What are Bedsores? Bedsores, or pressure ulcers, are common injuries associated with individuals who are immobile or have limited mobility. These injuries are a product of prolonged pressure on a sensitive area of skin such as the tailbone, hips and ankles. MedMattress.com offers two types of mattresses that either prevent or treat bedsores. A MedPrevention […]

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Incontinence Mattress Cover | MedMattress.com
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FDA Cautions for Inspection on Healthcare Mattress Covers

The FDA has brought recent attention to the importance of frequent examination and replacement of medical bed mattress covers for healthcare professionals. With over 458 reports received in the past two years by the FDA, the concern of increased infection risk in hospital beds is being addressed. While mattress covers present a great cost-effective solution […]

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Home Care Memory Foam Mattresses | Blog
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4 Leading Benefits of Memory Foam Mattresses

Memory foam mattresses have gained a lot of customers and received positive feedback over the years for both medical and luxury purposes. While memory foam has earned satisfaction ratings of roughly 80%, many potential buyers are skeptical of switching to memory foam for the first time. Hesitation often stems from users being accustomed to sleeping […]

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long term care facility
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7 Pivotal Milestones for Long Term Care Facilities

7 Pivotal Milestones for Long Term Care Facilities Although under seemingly constant government and media scrutiny, long-term care facilities have undergone many improvements. Every year we see developments in the nursing homes and facilities that care for our country’s oldest citizens. From its humble, often unsafe beginnings of locally run “poor farms” to our current […]

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5 Foods to Avoid Before Sleep | Blog | DiaMedical USA
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5 Foods to Avoid Eating Before Sleep

Dark Chocolate: With just one small bite of a dark chocolate square we are able to satisfy our quick sweet tooth craving. In relation to calories, we feel confident that we consumed a healthy portion and this small amount of chocolate does not harm us. However, even in the smallest portion, a dark chocolate square […]

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5 Common Sleep Myths | DiaMedical USA
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5 Common Sleep Myths

Sleep myths abound due to the ambiguity that surrounds sleep and its health benefits. We’ve compiled a list of five of the most common sleep myths in order to set the record straight. Sleep is a time when your body and brain shut down for rest. Although your body is mostly immobile during sleep, your […]

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4 Stages of Sleep and What It Does For Recovery | MedMattress.com
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The 4 Stages of Sleep and What They Do for Recovery

We are asleep for about 1/3 of our lives. This crucial time determines both the quality and the longevity of life. The body restores and recovers itself in many ways to maintain our mental health as well as daily physical functioning. Although previously broken up into 5 stages, experts have now combined stages 3 and […]

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11 Simple Tips for Better Sleep
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11 Simple Tips for Better Sleep

Although sleep is often viewed as a luxury, many people forget the importance of sleep on the body and mind. Poor sleep is a risk factor for many diseases and conditions, including obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Try these 11 simple tips to achieve a better night’s sleep: Keep a regular sleep schedule: It is […]

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Sleep Deprivation and Obesity | DiaMedical USA
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3 Effects Sleep Deprivation Has On Obesity

NSF’s 2003 Sleep in America poll revealed: 77% of older adults who are obese report some kind of sleep problem. More recently it is being suggested that the first step to treating obesity may be to diagnose and treat sleep deprivation. With appetite and low energy being the main consequences of sleep deprivation, as well […]

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Custom Size Mattress in Four Easy Steps
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4 Easy Steps to Customize Your Mattress

How to Customize your Mattress? Whether it is bunk beds, hospital beds, EMS cots, or vintage model stretchers, we often struggle to find a replacement mattress to fit our sleep surfaces that still have some years left in them. The debate of whether or not it is worth it to replace the entire sleep unit […]

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5 Essential Camp Mattress Features
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5 Essential Camp Mattress Features

Every camp director can speak to the importance of considering the quality of the mattresses you purchase for your campers. In our quick camp buying guide we discuss the five most important features for any camp mattress. Waterproof & Fluid Resistant Cover: Purchasing a mattress that includes a waterproof cover is of the utmost importance. […]

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